Senators seek details from U.S. electronics firm on Uyghur labor

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democratic and Republican U.S. senators wrote to remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc on Wednesday about concerns the Arizona-based company could be implicated in mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. The letter cited a Reuters report earlier this month that Universal struck a deal with authorities in Xinjiang to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern Chinese city of Qinzhou. There, workers live in segregated dormitories, are continuously surveilled by police and made to participate…

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